Lynyrd Skynyrd are to play their first two albums live from start-to-finish in back-to-back shows at the Florida Theatre this February.
The group will perform 1973 debut album ‘Pronounced ‘Leh-nerd Skin-nerd” in their hometown of Jacksonville on February 12, with follow-up album ‘Second Helping’ being played the following night. Both shows, which will also feature a selection of other hits, are to be recorded and will be released on DVD.
“We’ve been wanting to go back and recreate these live records for a long time,” said lead singer Johnny Van Zant, as reported by The Florida Times-Union. “We decided to come back to our hometown, Jacksonville, and play at the legendary Florida Theatre. Can’t wait to rock it.”
Included on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first two records are signature hits ‘Freebird’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. The band went on to release 15 studio records in total and, in 2006, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.